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What's Happening "On the Street"
Women's specialty clothing retailer J.Jill opened the brand's first-ever New York City store on Monday, August 31 at 160 Columbus Avenue. The new store is a cosmopolitan reflection of J.Jill's timeless, yet modern aesthetic, offering easy, relaxed, inspired style. The store is designed to be a wardrobe destination that thoughtfully guides shoppers through the brand's monthly collections of apparel and accessories to suit the needs of women with rich full lives.

To celebrate the grand opening shoppers will receive a J.Jill Compassion Fund Bracelet as a gift with purchase of $100 while supplies last. For more information on The J.Jill Compassion Fund visit Visit J.Jill online at for more information.

Other happenings around the neighborhood include: 

Citibike has expanded on the Upper West Side, with the first new bike share rack located on W. 63rd Street alongside of Dante Park, across from the Empire Hotel. There will also be a bike share rack installed on W. 67th Street, closer to Broadway, and in a few places just outside of the district, such as across from Sherman Square and near the corner of W. 64th Street and West End Avenue. Click here to view a map of all Citibike stations across the city--completed stations are in blue, planned are in yellow. 

A new store celebrating 33 years of business, An American Craftsman, has opened up on W. 63rd Street between the Empire Hotel and Ed's Chowder House. This store is set up as a gallery selling unique jewelry and visually inspiring home décor, welcoming all patrons into a little theater of American crafts. Visit to view some of the store's recent works.

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New Season at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center | Photo by Mark Bussell
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the world's leading performing arts institution and an anchor of our great neighborhood, is beginning its 2015-2016 season. Listed below are highlights from several of Lincoln Center's premier resident organizations that you definitely don't want to miss out on!

The Juilliard School will begin the season on Friday, September 11, with a Juilliard Baroque performance, bringing together accomplished and practiced musicians from the Juilliard faculty. The season continues with charming musical and stage performances throughout the fall, winter, and into spring. Click here to see a list of performances by date.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will open its 2015-2016 season with a special performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis conducted by Carlos Henriquez, a veteran bassist of the Orchestra. This performance will take place on Saturday, September 12 at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx. To see the rest of the performances of the season, both on and off of Jazz at Lincoln Center's campus, click here. Tickets are on sale and several membership options are available.

The Metropolitan Opera's Summer HD Festival still has 6 more nights of free outdoor screenings from now through Monday, September 7, after which the 2015-2016 season will open on Monday, September 21. This season features six new productions and 18 revivals...READ MORE
West 68th Street Block Association - Block Party
On Saturday, September 12, The West 68th Street Block Association is throwing its Annual Community Block Party from 11:00am until 5:00pmWest 68th Street from Broadway to Columbus Avenue will be filled with fun activities for kids and adults. The block party events are free and all are welcome! 

Click here to see a flyer about the block party. You can also visit the West 68th Street Block Association online at 
Happy Labor Day from the Lincoln Square BID
Labor Day weekend is coming up and if you're preparing to take a final summer trip or host a Labor Day barbecue, there may be some essentials you need to grab before embarking on the perfect long weekend. Check out our shopping directory to find some great spots to stop by for your end-of-summer necessities. Early September is also a great time to dine outdoors before the crisp autumn air sets in, so be sure to check out our dining directory and browse all of our neighborhood's wonderful restaurants with outdoor seating options. Of course, you could always soak in the final days of summer from one of Lincoln Square's shady seating areas (pictured above). Whatever you do, enjoy a Happy Labor Day!
American Folk Art Museum: Folk Art Pioneers Lecture Series
Artist unidentified, Horse Toy 
American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Ralph Esmerian 
Photo © 2000 John Bigelow Taylor.
The American Folk Art Museum is launching a "Folk Art Pioneers Lecture Series". This month, there will be three lectures during which you can learn about historical figures who helped frame and promote the study of American folk art in the United States.
Tickets to each lecture are $20 for members, students, seniors and $25 for non-members. To purchase tickets and to learn more about each lecture follow the links above. For additional information about the American Folk Art Museum visit The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street).
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: 2015-2016 Season
The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players aim to acknowledge and perpetuate the legacy of conductor Jens Nygaard (pictured).
The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 2015 - 2016 season is set to begin on Tuesday, September 8. The series continues with 19 Monday performances highlighting music from "German Romantics", "Czech Charmers" and more. A printable calendar and order form is available here

The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players perform at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 152 W. 66 Street. Each concert has two performances one at 2:00pm and one at 7:30pm. To purchase tickets call 212.799.1259, buy them at the door, or email [email protected].

Click here to visit the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players online and see the entire 2015-2016 schedule.

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